Sentier des vignes | Aigle-Yvorne

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Discover this itinerary and enjoy the landscapes offered by the vineyards of Aigle and Yvorne.

At the foot of the Vaud Alps, the vineyards of Aigle cover 135 hectares. Thus, 18 winegrowers and merchants offer Aigle, Chablais AOC wine. The majority of the vines are planted with Chasselas. The glacial moraine soil and the foehn wind give the Chasselas a very special touch. Aigle is also distinguished by its terraced vineyards whose impressive walls are unique ecosystems for various protected species. The heat stored during the day in the walls allows the vines to enjoy a unique microclimate, favourable to maturation. Yvorne, with its 160 hectares and 12 winegrowers offering Yvorne, Chablais AOC wine, is the largest production site in the Chablais region. The particularity of Yvorne is its terroir. Indeed, on March 4, 1584, a very violent landslide of a rocky massif of the Towers of Aï almost completely annihilated the village. From then on, this scree constitutes its unique terroir. It gives the Chasselas from this vineyard the character traits that make this small wine village one of the most renowned appellations in Switzerland.

Discover this itinerary and enjoy the landscapes offered by the vineyards of Aigle and Yvorne.

At the foot of the Vaud Alps, the vineyards of Aigle cover 135 hectares. Thus, 18 winegrowers and merchants offer Aigle, Chablais AOC wine. The majority of the vines are planted with Chasselas. The glacial moraine soil and the foehn wind give the Chasselas a very special touch. Aigle is also distinguished by its terraced vineyards whose impressive walls are unique ecosystems for various protected species. The heat stored during the day in the walls allows the vines to enjoy a unique microclimate, favourable to maturation. Yvorne, with its 160 hectares and 12 winegrowers offering Yvorne, Chablais AOC wine, is the largest production site in the Chablais region. The particularity of Yvorne is its terroir. Indeed, on March 4, 1584, a very violent landslide of a rocky massif of the Towers of Aï almost completely annihilated the village. From then on, this scree constitutes its unique terroir. It gives the Chasselas from this vineyard the character traits that make this small wine village one of the most renowned appellations in Switzerland.

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